Kevin has an uber-post up. You owe it to yourself to read this.
Kevin shines the light of truth on the tenets of the gun control movement. Naturally, they're scurrying like roaches when the kitchen light is turned on, but it's a great post just chock full of silly facts that the gun haters will ignore. It's a great reference to toss in when in a debate with one of the gun control True Believers - if for nothing else as a literary Rorschach test to see what they view in the post. Some will ignore it outright; some, like the targeted Markadelphia, will point to its length as some sort of detriment, as though all the hard work that Kevin put into the post was just to prove an erroneous position.
I know, I know, he should have just run a Google search and called it a day...
We don't argue to convince people that already believe in gun control. If they were capable of critical thought, they'd have abandoned gun control as the sham that it is long ago. Believing that more laws are the answer to criminals breaking laws you passed to stop criminals from breaking laws is the textbook definition of insanity, and intellectually honest folks can recognize the problem immediately. The people we're arguing to convince are the fence-sitters, the dabblers, the folks that haven't really thought much about it either way. The gun control people have raw emotion on their side - honestly, 20 dead first graders is a damn powerful argument, let's not kid ourselves. They are utterly shameless about standing in the blood of the innocent to get what they want - even when they themselves admit that it wouldn't have stopped the shooting in the first place.
I mean, honestly. They proposed "universal background checks" as the solution to a shooting where someone murdered someone for their legally-acquired and legally-owned firearms for which background checks were performed. On what planet does this make any sense? We need to pass a law requiring comprehensive background checks for every transfer (even temporary ones like loaning a gun to a friend to go hunting or letting someone try your new Blastomatic out at the range) so that in the future, deranged psychopaths won't shoot their mothers in the face and steal their guns? To quote the kids, LOLWUT?
Quite frankly, raw emotion is all the gun control movement has. They can't - won't - use the racism card, as gun control has its roots firmly planted in the Jim Crow laws of post Civil War America. They can't - won't - use the sexism card, as quite frankly it's hard to argue that a firearm isn't the most effective way for a 100 pound woman to fend off an attack from a 225 pound man. Every single thing they have predicted with regards to gun control has been wrong: No blood in the streets with liberalized conceal carry; no one has been killed in drive-by bayonettings since the expiration of the Assault Weapons ban; they have been proven wrong repeatedly over the past 20 years all they can do now is wait for the next tragedy.
I'd have a lot more respect for the movement if more of them would admit to what they truly want, as Senator Feinstein has: Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in.
That is all.